Boxer Amir Khan has threatened to cut ties with both his wife AND his parents if they continue their almighty social media spat, which he claims is ruining his reputation.
In case you missed it all, Amir’s wife Faryal lashed out at Khan’s parents amid accusations of domestic bullying. The American-born model claims the pair berated her over her “western dress sense” whenever the boxer was not around.
“When you force your son to divorce his wife, when she’s nine months pregnant!!!” she raged in a Snapchat post. And your son doesn’t … and he sticks besides his wife. He’s called a pussy? Then they think it’s OK to bully you in public…”
Faryal offered further retaliation to Mr and Mrs Khan’s criticisms of her outfits by sharing a grainy photo on Snapchat of her brother-in-law Haroon reclining naked, allegedly in a girl’s bed.
“My dressing is an issue? Double standards? Like harry [Haroon] laying naked and drunk at a girls house, sisters wearing no “dupatta” [sic],” she posted on Snapchat. “I guess that’s ok bc that’s there blood and I’m just a daughter-in-law [sic].”
Amir’s parents have rubbished her accusations, claiming that they’ve treated 25-year-old Faryal “like a daughter.” But now Amir himself has waded in to tell the lot of them to put a sock in it.
“I apologise on the silly picture and message my wife Faryal put up. Here is me working my a** off helping the less fortunate with charity dinners and my family and wife are just destroying my name,” he wrote in a lengthy post on Twitter.
“I didn’t want to get involved in this mess. There is NO reality television show. My parents are my parents and my wife is my wife. Whatever misunderstanding has happened they should keep it private.
“This is getting to the point where they will lose a son and a husband. Childish behaviour. Both parties need to stop this. I’ve had enough.”
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Amir’s reference to a reality show is in response to rumours that Sky are in the process of making a Kardashians-style series about the warring family.
Now that we’d pay to see.